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“Collections From The Whiteout” is a big return from our fellow South Westerner, Ben Howard. Produced alongside Aaron Dessner, it’s a very different beast to his earlier work. His voice and songs are part of something broader instead of being the main event. Dense, pretty and sonically interesting.

Produced alongside Aaron Dessner (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Taylor Swift), Collections From The Whiteout heralds the first time Ben has opened the door to production outside of he and his bands closer confines. The foreboding darkness that coated Ben’s second record I Forget Where We Were and thinly veiled its follow up Noonday Dream, isn’t so evident on Collections.. These are songs written from headlines scanned, or news stories scrolled past. Ben has taken those snippets and let his curiosity take control, creating an aural scrapbook that reverberates with tape loops and guitar FXs. 

Ben Howard has shared his latest single “Sorry Kid” from his forthcoming album. “Sorry Kid” joins previously released tracks “What A Day,” “Follies Fixture,” “Crowhurst’s Meme” and “Far Out” as the final preview of the album Howard has offered to fans ahead of its release. Like “Crowhurst’s Meme,” “Sorry Kid” was inspired by an elaborate and interesting true story. The song is loosely built around the narrative of Anna Sorokin. The German woman, born in Russia, is best known for her stint posing as a billionaire heiress under the moniker Anna Delvey. Sorokin was later convicted for numerous counts of fraud-related crimes in America. Take the cash and all the jewels,” Howard sings over the song’s punching beat. “The world was made for only you.”

The door was also left open to some new players too. Yussef Dayes, one of the UK’s most innovative young drummer/producer’ especially in the field of jazz features, as does Kate Stables from This Is The Kit, James Krivchenia from Big Thief, Kyle Keegan from Hiss Golden Messenger, and the aforementioned Aaron Dessner lent his hand too where needed. Long-term guitarist to Ben’s band, Mickey Smith, remains a reassuring presence. Rob Moose, a long-standing arranger of strings for Bon Iver and a collaborator to Laura Marling, Blake Mills, and Phoebe Bridgers is also present, peppering the mix.

The Devon singer-songwriter is said to have based a number of songs on the “Collections From The Whiteout” around stories he came across in the news while taking creative liberties to expand and explore the worlds within those narratives. Through the creation of new characters and details in his lyricism, the British musician adds a fresh perspective to moments in history.

“Shunning the faux authenticity of many of his bigger-selling pop contemporaries, Ben Howard has spent a decade pursuing music that blends a legitimate passion for folk tradition with inventive sonic flavors,” 

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The album, which arrives on March 26th, also features the previously released tracks ‘What A Day’ and ‘Crowhurst’s Meme.’ Ben Howard Music Limited, under exclusive licence to Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd.

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Produced alongside Aaron Dessner (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Taylor Swift), “Collections From The Whiteout” heralds the first time Ben Howard has opened the door to production outside of he and his bands closer confines. ‘Collections From The Whiteout’ marks the London BRIT Award winner’s fourth full-length and is scheduled to arrive on March 26th via Island Records.

The foreboding darkness that coated Ben’s second record I Forget Where We Were and thinly veiled its follow up Noonday Dream, isn’t so evident on Collections.. These are songs written from headlines scanned, or news stories scrolled past. Ben has taken those snippets and let his curiosity take control, creating an aural scrapbook that reverberates with tape loops and guitar FXs.

There are sounds akin to Brian Eno, Durutti Column and Steve Reich in there, but also Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt. It’s a million miles away from Ben’s multi-platinum selling debut, but a path plotted from Ben’s then to his now isn’t so far removed.

The door was also left open to some new players too. Yussef Dayes, one of the UK’s most innovative young drummer/producer’ especially in the field of jazz features, as does Kate Stables from This Is The Kit, James Krivchenia from Big Thief, Kyle Keegan from Hiss Golden Messenger, and the aforementioned Aaron Dessner lent his hand too where needed. Long-term guitarist to Ben’s band, Mickey Smith, remains a reassuring presence.  Rob Moose, a long-standing arranger of strings for Bon Iver and a collaborator to Laura Marling, Blake Mills, and Phoebe Bridgers is also present, peppering the mix.

Ben Howard has announced his fourth studio album will be available on Limited Edition Transparent Double Vinyl, Ben Howard – “What A Day” – from ‘Collections From The Whiteout’ New album out 26th March,

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Ben Howard returns with the single A Boat to an Island On The Wall suggests he’s keen to continue to push the boundaries with sonic envelope moving further away from the troubadour tag of his early days, the track at over seven minutes long is a sprawling hypnotic track It is the first taste of the June release Noonday Dream, Ben performs Towing The Line on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC Two (Recorded 15th May 2018).

The full length LP is his first since 2014’s ‘I Forget Where We Were’, although he did contribute to last summer’s debut from A Blaze Of Feathers. The new record emerges later this year, and was produced by Ben himself in numerous studios between South West France and South West England, including Sawmills.

Ben Howard also performs Nica Libres At Dusk on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC Two (20th May 2018). ‘Nica Libres at Dusk’ is the opening song from Ben’s forthcoming LP ‘Noonday Dream’.

Ben Howard’s first single from his new album- Noonday Dream A Boat To an Island On The Wall

“A Boat To An Island On The Wall” is a sprawling, mesmerising track that shifts restlessly, rocking back and forth like that small boat on the waves, with the familar sound of Howard’s low, gruff vocals.

Tickets for a new Ben Howard tour go on sale on 13th April, and will include shows in Lisbon, Oslo, Berlin and Paris, plus two dates in London, one in Edinburgh, and one in Cornwall at the Eden project, before he and his band perform at several summer festivals including Rock Werchter in Belgium, Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, and Lollapalooza in Berlin.

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Apparently he was ill during this set, but hey ho it’s pretty good, West Country guitarist and singer Ben Howard and his band take the Saturday sundown set on the Other Stage, followed by something different from Canadian EDM super-DJ Deadmau5.

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Born in 2011 out of an unlikely pairing of teams behind Secret Garden Party and Lovebox, Wilderness is a refined concept event that feels like a cross between Glastonbury and Glyndebourne.  The extensive programme of talks, debates, workshops and luxury communal dining is arguably a greater part of Wilderness than its music and arts adventures.  From wild swimming to perfume making, Sunday services at an atheist church to holistic therapies and spa treatments, Michelin-star gastronomy to opera production—everything about Wilderness radiates sophistication, adventurous spirit and unashamed intellectualism. An elegant and smart musical line-up is guaranteed and so is significant damage to your bank balance.

Music highlights: Bjork, Ben Howard, Caravan Place, George Clinton, Ibibio Sound Machine, Hercules & Love Affair, Nick Mulvey, Nils Frahm, Parliament & Funkadelic,Roisin Murphy

Tickets and full line-up information: www.wildernessfestival.com

Talented English singer-songwriter Ben Howard paid a visit to the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ recently to perform the moving title track from his new album, ‘I Forget Where We Were,’ which was released this past October. You can watch the full recap in the video above.

The heartfelt indie-folk tune seems to flow out of Howard with ease, and he certainly makes the one-handed tapping technique look easy. Even Letterman was impressed, and when asked why he plays like that, Howard answered, “Because I have small thumbs.” ‘I Forget Where We Were’ is out now via Republic Records, both digitally and on vinyl —  Ben Howard is currently on an extensive U.S. Tour in support of the record which will wrap up on February 15th in Portland before he heads to Australia, and then back to Europe for more dates.

A track from the new album ” I Forget Where We Were” some really great guitar sounds Ben uses a lot of Delay, Reverb, Echo and looping this acoustic track is a real delight ,In 2014, Ben Howard and his band headlined the inaugural Somersault Festival, based in North Devon,
Howard’s first single “End of the Affair” from his second album was played on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show. Ben also announced the title of his second album,”I Forget Where We Were” on Zane Lowe’s show on Radio 1 whilst releasing the title track from the record at the same time. by the end of October “I Forget Where We Were” became number 1 in the UK Official Albums Chart

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the new Ben Howard album performed in full for BBC One music
Tracks are, Small Things, Rivers In Your Mouth, I Forget Where We Were, In Dreams, She Treats Me Well, Time Is Dancing, Evergreen, End Of The Affair, Conrad,All Is Now Harmed,

The second album from singer songwriter Ben Howard is due for release 24th October

another preview from the new Ben Howard album titled “I Forget Where We Were” due in late October,

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With the new album not released till mid October the title track has been issued